Posted by Martin Nixon
17 June, 2013

We’ve just returned from the Royal Cornwall Show, and what a time we had!

We took the opportunity to celebrate the launch of the new-look Tresco Times, and we also unveiled our own new website at the show.

We believe it’s a great way to celebrate working in Cornwall; any visitor can’t fail to be impressed by the diversity of Cornish businesses and how this amazing county delivers what is considered to be one of the best agricultural shows in the UK.

Our stand on the main ring also has a grandstand view of all the events and activities taking place centre stage. We’ve all enjoyed the spectacle of the grand parade of prize-winning livestock, the RAF Parachute Display Team and horse-jumping throughout the three days of the show. For me, there are three highlights which I always recommend to any first time visitor. Firstly, the poultry tent, where you can’t fail to be amazed by the diversity of chickens, roosters, bantams and ducks. Secondly, the colourful and noisy steam fair and vintage vehicle section, complete with the extraordinary and now unique (at least in the UK) ‘Wall of Death’, run by the indefatigable Fox family; not to mention the Victorian steam yacht, a steam-driven contraption which scares the life out of me every time, much to the amusement of my kids. Lastly, the prize-winning parade of livestock, another incredible sight; not least as it highlights the diversity of  breeds and the skill of the breeders and farmers involved. I should, of course, also mention the food and farming tent; Cornwall is fast gaining the enviable position of  being a UK leader in artisan food, and the producers displaying their local wares were doing great business and highlighting the wealth of talented people working in the food sector in Cornwall. Cornish duck anyone?

A group of men stand in a tent at Royal Cornwall Show.
People talking outside the Nixon tent at Royal Cornwall Show.
People talking in the Nixon tent at Royal Cornwall Show.
A man carrying a sign reading 'Aberdeen Angus' in front of a sheep-shearing competition.